Top positive review
Without the Hollywood BS, it's a realistic account. Tom Hank's demeanor is spot on.
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2017
I'm almost age 70, I watched this movie with intense interest. I won't ruin it for you by citing examples and opinions of the various scenes - awesome as they are.
Anyone who has ever worn a seat belt in the back of the high-speed aluminum tube, entrusting their entire lives to the professionalism of other people will watch this movie differently than someone who has not flown. But, everyone will find it realistic and without the Hollywood BS often seen in airline movies like the movie "Flight" and "Snakes on A Plane". Jeeze.
So Fly safe and when you get to see this movie, enjoy the accurate account of Captain "Sully" and his crew. And, further down the road, when you hear some fool saying that "modern jets virtually fly themselves", I bet that you will have something to say about that.
Just for fun, I attached a cockpit photo. Boeing 767. Ironically, this flight is the exact same one taken by the "underwear bomber" (on a different day) Flight 68/69 as I recall. The First Officer on this trip here is my son. I flew over to Paris, and he flew it back after our 30-hour layover He flew for years and years and for Executive Jets as a captain before being hired by American. We had over 200 people onboard and this photo was taken about half way across the Atlantic on our return trip Paris to Miami. You, the people whose lives matter more than our own, are always in our thoughts. Every bump, every jolt, every turn. We feel what you feel and we just want to get you home safely. Now retired, I have done that for almost 40 years. So, when I see a movie like this one about Captain "Sully", I think through some of those "special" times when things didn't go as planned.